This particular Song of the Day arrives a bit later, but it comes straight from the influence of a day spent at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. CMJ (the College Music Journal) hosts an annual festival in NYC for the music industry and college radio stations (like WMSE) across the United States and Canada. This year’s festival runs from today through Sunday. Today, the initial round of panels and showcases began, and kicking it all off was a showcase of musical talent from overseas — New Zealand, specifically. Princess Chelsea, the NZ showcase opener, is from Auckland and claims to be influenced equally by Dr. Dre as she is by Edvard Grieg. Her debut release Lil’ Golden Book is a fairytale-spun take on growing up in her hometown, filled with languid guitars, the xylophone’s chiming charms and quirky synths. Her band’s similarly befitting charming demeanor during their performance made a strong case for why youngsters and adults alike are drawn to Princess Chelsea’s whimsical compositions. Check out one of her singles for the older set, above: “The Cigarette Duet”.